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What You Need to Know About Windows Phone 8

What You Need to Know About Windows Phone 8

Microsoft recently unveiled the final build of Windows Phone 8, completing the recent trifecta that includes Windows 8 and the Surface tablet. I haven’t been able to play with the operating system – not even during hands-on demos of the Lumia 920 and the HTC Windows Phone 8X. Still, there’s a lot we already do […] Read More

An In-Depth Look at the Latest From Google: Android 4.2

An In-Depth Look at the Latest From Google: Android 4.2

Hurricane Sandy interrupted Google’s press event — scheduled for last Monday — but that didn’t stop the company from announcing its latest Android products and the newest version of its mobile operating system. Called Android 4.2 “Jelly Bean,” it has a lot to offer. Let’s take a look at some of the new products, including […] Read More

Build an Emergency Kit for Natural Disasters

Build an Emergency Kit for Natural Disasters

The east coast is currently being buried under an epic snowfall. But no matter where you happen to live, disaster can strike. A serious natural disaster can turn your life upside down, but a little preparation goes a long way towards helping you weather the storm, so to speak. For example, do you have an […] Read More

The Even Newer iPad: Is Seven Months Too Soon?

The Even Newer iPad: Is Seven Months Too Soon?

Let’s go for a stroll down memory lane. You might remeber that the first iteration of Apple’s mega-popular iPad tablet was released on April 3, 2010. The iPad 2 followed in March of 2011, and the third generation was launched this past March, in 2012. It seemed safe to assume that the fourth generation would […] Read More

Should You Step Up to Windows 8?

Should You Step Up to Windows 8?

Huzzah! After 3 years of development, Windows 8 is finally here. As someone who used to work at Microsoft, I want to congratulate everyone involved – I know firsthand just how hard it is to ship an operating system. These days, I’m the editor of eHow’s Tech channel, and I’m here to tell you that Microsoft’s […] Read More

Recovering From a Social Media Disaster

Recovering From a Social Media Disaster

Seeing one of your posts go viral on Facebook or Twitter is usually a good thing – after all, when you’re promoting something, you want to reach as many people as possible. Unfortunately, as some individuals and companies have discovered, the shareable nature of social media can be a double-edged sword; a poorly timed post […] Read More

Has Microsoft Priced the Surface RT Out of the Market?

Has Microsoft Priced the Surface RT Out of the Market?

After months of speculation, Microsoft has finally revealed the pricing of its new Windows RT-powered Surface tablets. Pundits have long wondered what the price point would be: Would Microsoft price the device in the $200-$300 range to better compete with Amazon, Samsung, Barnes & Noble, and Google? Or would it, instead, price it closer to […] Read More

Dress Up as Facebook for Halloween

Dress Up as Facebook for Halloween

Even though I do all of my trick or treating in the grocery store’s candy aisle these days, Halloween is still one of my favorite holidays. After all, when else can you walk the street in full costume without a second thought? If you’re ready for a break from the mass-produced, clichéd getups that everyone […] Read More

BlackBerry 10 – Enough to Save RIM?

BlackBerry 10 – Enough to Save RIM?

RIM’s CEO Thorsten Heins recently took the stage during the BlackBerry Jam conference to woo developers and get them excited about BlackBerry 10 — the company’s latest and greatest operating system that’s due out early next year. But RIM’s market share, and stock price, have tanked seemingly uncontrollably recently. In fact, RIM’s current smartphone OS […] Read More

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